By Mid '62, Lupine had issued a couple of songs by the
Fourmost and Gene Martin before bringing back the Saxi Kari
orchestra to work with Ella Reed and The Conquerors.
The Conquerors sides were "Duchess conquers
Duke"/"Bill is my boyfriend". The top side
was an answer song by a female group and swayed remarkably
close to Gene Chandler's classic outing on Vee-Jay.
The Ohio Untouchables had backed the Falcons on "I
found a love" before they got their own chance on
Lupine109&1009 and Lupine 110&1010. Strangely there
had been an eleven month gap between these two 45's.
Their first disc "She's my hearts desire" was
written by Willie Schofield. The follow-up "Forgive me
darling"/ "Love is amazing" were both written
by Robert Ward who fronted the Untouchables. Publishers were
Lupine-Thelma-Cotillion, underlining Robert's allegiance to
Thelma on Dexter at that time.
"Love is amazing", in my opinion, is the best
song that West would ever release. It is an exotic, hypnotic
masterpiece which never ceases to please and features
Robert Ward's wonderful guitar playing and Bernie McCain's
Also featuring with the Untouchables at that time were
Clarence Satchell on saxophone, Ralph Middlebrooks on
trumpet and Marshall Jones on bass.
One further 45 would be released on the Untouchables and
it was "I'm tired" from February 1964.
Almost a decade later Satchell, Jones and McCain would form the
nucleus of the Ohio Players.
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